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Note, not to be confused with 8th King George's Own Light Cavalry, which is a different regiment.
- 1846 raised as the 17th Irregular Cavalry
- 1847 became the 18th Irregular Cavalry
- 1861 became the 8th Regiment of Bengal Cavalry
- 1900 became the 8th Regiment of Bengal Lancers
- 1901 became the 8th Bengal Lancers
- 1903 became the 8th Lancers
- 1904 became the 8th Cavalry
- 1922 amalgamated with the 5th Cavalry to form the 3rd Cavalry
- 8th Lancers Wikipedia
- 3rd Cavalry Wikipedia
- "Murder In Jhansi, 1915: Major Marmaduke Henry Littledale Gale, 8th (Indian) Cavalry" by David Gibbons.
- YouTube videos from the National Army Museum